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Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)

Flexible Organic Light Emitting DisplayThe programs in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) are designed to increase the knowledge base in mathematical and physical sciences, improve the quality of education in mathematical and physical sciences in graduate and undergraduate activities, increase the rate at which advances in mathematical and physical sciences are translated into advances in science and technology on a broad spectrum and into societal benefits, and increase the diversity of people and approaches in mathematical and physical sciences.

To help the programs in MPS meet these goals, the Directorate encourages collaboration with other NSF Directorates and with other agencies and industrial organizations. MPS also encourages communication among the divisions and across Directorate boundaries to ensure effective support of research and education projects in emerging fields that cut across those lines.

MPS is an active participant in the following interagency and intra-agency programs that focus on interdisciplinary areas of importance to the Nation: Information Technology Research (ITR), Biocomplexity in the Environment (BE), Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Mathematical Sciences and their connections to other disciplines, and Human and Social Dynamics. In addition, MPS works with other agencies to optimize opportunities for advancing the mathematical and physical sciences through shared infrastructure and support for research and education. Researchers and educators interested in exploring opportunities in these areas should contact the program most closely related to their own interests to learn more about submitting proposals.

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